- eerie; weird; spooky.
Origin of eldritch
Examples from the Web for eldrich
Historical Examples of eldrich
The little man laughed a little laugh, sharp and eldrich, at the strange cowardice of the stalwart dare-devil.What Will He Do With It, Complete
In one of their walks, which had been protracted more than usual, they were returning homewards by the Eldrich Stone.
She did it with a look of hesitation and bashfulness, quite unlike the eldrich boldness and brightness which was usual with her.Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
You cannot imagine what a weird effect these eldrich bushes had upon my mind.The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52
Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
- poetic, Scot unearthly; weird
Word Origin for eldritch
c.1500, apparently somehow from elf (cf. Scottish variant elphrish), an explanation OED finds "suitable;" Watkins connects its elements with Old English el- "else, otherwise" and rice "realm."